Prison to Rehab Protocol

The Prison to Rehab Protocol sets out the process for prison based staff, residential rehabilitation providers and individuals on accessing the Prison to Rehab Pathway. The pathway supports individuals leaving prison who would benefit from accessing abstinence based treatment on release.

5. CrossReach


  • Glasgow: 21A Westland Drive, Scotstoun, G14 9NY
  • Inverness: Beechwood House, 71 Old Perth Rd, Raigmore, IV2 3JH

5.1 Ethos

About us

CrossReach is one of the largest care providers in Scotland. Our Rehabs in Inverness and Glasgow have over 30 years of experience in supporting people to achieve and sustain abstinence.

You'll find people who have come through our services serving in our staff teams, and we are ready to give you all the support you need. We believe that anyone can recover from problematic substance use and rehab offers you a great opportunity to make a fresh start.

Our programmes use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) groups, 1 to 1 support and a range of positive activities. Attendance at Mutual aid groups (A.A. N.A. C.A. SMART) and volunteering are encouraged.

After rehab you will have ongoing support and the option of Supported Accommodation in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.

5.2 Admission criteria and process

If you would like to access our services we recommend that you take support from services within the prison – e.g. Prison Health services, Prison based Recovery Communities, Mutual Aid, Employability services, Chaplaincy Services etc. Staff will help you get in touch and make an application by email or telephone.

We will arrange a call (video if possible) to meet you, introduce ourselves, understand your needs and aspirations, and describe what we offer.

If you are happy to proceed we will aim to setup regular calls so that you can get to know your recovery worker.

Prior to liberation you should ask for support with benefits and a bank account, if you don't have these set up already.

The health service should to provide a comprehensive health assessment including drug screening and any detox needs. On liberation, we ask that Healthcare provide a 3 day supply of current medication.

Social work will work with you to update your risk assessment and we ask that you give permission to share that with us so that we understand all your needs.

Our rehabs help you achieve abstinence - please contact us to discuss any Detox needs, which are agreed with our Medical Officer.


A prison pickup can be agreed for local prisons in Glasgow and Inverness. Please check for other locations.

Contact details

Vic Walker; Cat McCabe
07739 627408 or 0141 950 1772 ;



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